Welcome to the 70s to early 90s Computer Gaming General. We talk about games and the hardware they were made for , either micro, mini or mainframe computers, desktop, tower or all in keyboard package, from the USA, Europe, Japan, or anywhere, if the platform came out before 1995.
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A lot of people hear about why the N64 was difficult to program, but might not understand why. On paper, the system seems fairly simple, it's only got three components (CPU, GPU, one allotment of unified RAM), and no crazy parallel processing systems like Saturn or PS3.
I think a lot of people tried to look too deeply into the type of RAM (or the texture cache), but the answer is really much more simple. And it's in the location nobody speculating looked.
I found a forum post by one of the lead programmers of Burnout 3
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What, do you want the game to throw more blocks into the arena if you can't beat the boss with your limited ammo? You deserve to game over.
Now I suppose if you use up all the boxes the boss could do some very hard to dodge attack where it throws boxes at you. That would punish poor play while also preventing a fail state, but, uh, n-no, it's flawless! You casual!
The game I've been trying to find is from around the mid 90's I think and has a large purple alien on the cover art.
The opening cinematic is the player getting inside some type of capsule/pod that's sitting in the middle of a science lab (tesla coils and blinking lights kind of look). You either time travel or get transported to another planet; the first level is a type of jungle with a village.
There are tons of spike fruits laying around everywhere and it the game controls like Diable/Fallout, etc; with a grid inventory on the main screen.
First one is a game where you have to survive in an alien world, and all the aliens speak a language that you can't understand. Someone suggested Captain Blood in previous threads but I faintly remember you owning a car with wheels in the game, rather than a spaceship. Also you had to buy parts from the aliens for your car.
Second one is a top-down action/horror game, can't seriously remember whether it had horror or not. The setting was an arctic village/base, maybe in Alaska or Antarctica? Gameplay was basically comparable... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I'm playing three games right now: Gradius (X68k port by Sharp), Final Crisis, and Zanac AI. First two are great, but the last one's hitbox programming must be screwy; it seems the shield weapon has too small a hitbox compared to how it appears on-screen, which has lead me into cheap deaths time and time again. I'm considering switching to Zanac EX/FDS, but I find that version lass manipulable and AI still has its moments.
>download Collector's Edition from abandonware site >use a USB drive to copy it onto an old P4 box with XP Pro since this thing is apparently incompatible with W7/8
It worked, but the Battlescape is kind of too fast which is disconcerting. Also it forces the computer into 640x480 resolution which looks distorted on the monitor I was using.
Tried a test game. Got off to an ok start. One fucking Sectoid who was playing hide-and-seek in a barn killed half my squad, then the next mission I bagged a... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Is there something to play games on an hd tv that doesnt nake them look like a fuzzy mess? I swear I saw a product or the like posted here aside from just emulating. It doesn't look completely terrible but it does look like someone smeared butter over the game when its in motion.
>>2737623 Turn your sharpness way down and brightness down and your contrast up a little. Also set the aspect ratio to something more reasonable. And VC games have a bicubic type filter that you can't disable.
>>2737436 You can buy good equipment in Erliquin and Dusk. What level do you have? the monsters in C2 shouldn't be too hard. The cave near Sorpigal seems like the most natural choice as the next dungeon.
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